Period
to 5 July 2020

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Finance in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Finance over the 6 months to 5 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Financial
UK > England
6 months to
5 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 3 3 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 6,464 16,208 19,000
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 17.52% 18.96% 20.00%
As % of the General category 44.47% 47.92% 49.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,600 11,414 13,387
Median daily rate £517 £510 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.37% +2.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £338 £325 £313
90th Percentile £713 £688 £675
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +4.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 113 137 232
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £21.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.67% -2.89% -19.91%
10th Percentile £12.98 £11.25 £12.50
90th Percentile £49.75 £44.68 £50.90
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year +66.67% -2.33% -21.82%

Finance is in the General Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 14,536 33,825 38,625
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 39.40% 39.56% 40.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,314 22,154 25,462
Median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £300 £308 £297
90th Percentile £713 £675 £675
UK median daily rate £500 £488 £475
% change year-on-year +2.56% +2.63% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 521 890 1,020
Median hourly rate £27.50 £23.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.57% +2.22% +5.63%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.76 £12.20
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £48.75
Median hourly rate £27.46 £22.93 £21.50
% change year-on-year +19.77% +6.65% -1.77%

Finance
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Finance as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Finance in England

Finance
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Finance in England.

Daily rate trend for Finance in England

Finance
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Finance in England over the 6 months to 5 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Finance in England

Finance
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Finance in England.

Hourly rate trend for Finance in England

Finance
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Finance in England over the 6 months to 5 July 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Finance in England

Finance
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Finance within the England region over the 6 months to 5 July 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London 0 4,254 £525 -2.33% 666
North of England -4 635 £438 - 190
South East -6 614 £475 - 174
South West -6 366 £506 +6.58% 78
Midlands -2 318 £450 +5.88% 105
North West -3 318 £425 - 111
Yorkshire 0 270 £450 - 64
East of England -5 219 £445 -11.00% 60
West Midlands +1 178 £450 +2.86% 62
East Midlands +3 129 £450 +12.50% 43
North East +30 47 £495 +20.00% 15
South Coast +5 3 £625 +4.17%
Finance
UK

For the 6 months to 5 July 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Finance also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for Finance.

1 1,899 (29.38%) Agile Software Development
2 1,189 (18.39%) Banking
3 1,143 (17.68%) Java
4 1,062 (16.43%) SQL
5 927 (14.34%) AWS
6 882 (13.64%) Python
7 843 (13.04%) Azure
8 812 (12.56%) DevOps
9 706 (10.92%) Microsoft
10 677 (10.47%) Oracle
11 649 (10.04%) Change Management
12 641 (9.92%) JavaScript
13 632 (9.78%) Web Services
14 614 (9.50%) Business Intelligence
15 613 (9.48%) Front Office
16 587 (9.08%) Project Management
17 581 (8.99%) Migration
18 559 (8.65%) SAP
19 557 (8.62%) Software Engineering
20 546 (8.45%) Asset Management
21 541 (8.37%) Stakeholder Management
21 541 (8.37%) Analytical Skills
22 537 (8.31%) SQL Server
23 524 (8.11%) C#
24 509 (7.87%) Problem-Solving
25 508 (7.86%) .NET
26 505 (7.81%) Microservices
27 449 (6.95%) Fixed Income
28 436 (6.75%) Analytics
29 433 (6.70%) Scrum

Finance
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 157 (2.43%) Confluence
2 133 (2.06%) SharePoint
3 100 (1.55%) Apache Spark
4 87 (1.35%) Apache
5 59 (0.91%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 51 (0.79%) Mule
7 50 (0.77%) Elasticsearch
8 48 (0.74%) Red Hat Fuse
9 40 (0.62%) WebLogic
10 39 (0.60%) MS Exchange
11 38 (0.59%) Skype for Business
12 36 (0.56%) CMS
13 31 (0.48%) IIS
13 31 (0.48%) SAS
14 29 (0.45%) Oracle Service Bus
15 26 (0.40%) Oracle Workflow
15 26 (0.40%) Tomcat
16 24 (0.37%) WebSphere
17 17 (0.26%) JBoss
18 14 (0.22%) Jupyter
Applications
1 348 (5.38%) Microsoft Excel
2 206 (3.19%) Microsoft Office
3 115 (1.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 86 (1.33%) Microsoft Project
4 86 (1.33%) MS Visio
5 32 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
6 31 (0.48%) Sketch
7 17 (0.26%) Photoshop
8 11 (0.17%) InVision
9 9 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
10 7 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 6 (0.093%) InDesign
12 5 (0.077%) Zeplin
13 4 (0.062%) Figma
13 4 (0.062%) Open Workbench
13 4 (0.062%) SPSS
14 3 (0.046%) Acrobat
14 3 (0.046%) Chatbot
15 2 (0.031%) Adobe Captivate
15 2 (0.031%) Stata
Business Applications
1 88 (1.36%) SAP S/4HANA
2 69 (1.07%) Oracle EBS
3 58 (0.90%) Dynamics AX
4 55 (0.85%) Oracle ERP
4 55 (0.85%) Oracle Financials
5 54 (0.84%) Oracle Payables
6 52 (0.80%) Dynamics CRM
7 51 (0.79%) Oracle Receivables
8 45 (0.70%) Oracle General Ledger
9 42 (0.65%) NetSuite
10 38 (0.59%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
11 34 (0.53%) Oracle EBS R12
12 33 (0.51%) Oracle Applications
13 28 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
14 27 (0.42%) Oracle Assets
14 27 (0.42%) SAP ERP
15 26 (0.40%) Markit EDM
16 25 (0.39%) SimCorp Dimension
17 21 (0.32%) Dynamics NAV
18 20 (0.31%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 927 (14.34%) AWS
2 843 (13.04%) Azure
3 346 (5.35%) GCP
4 253 (3.91%) Serverless
5 197 (3.05%) AWS Lambda
6 195 (3.02%) Power Platform
7 167 (2.58%) OpenShift
8 158 (2.44%) Office 365
9 150 (2.32%) Amazon ECS
10 142 (2.20%) Amazon EC2
11 129 (2.00%) Dynamics 365
12 125 (1.93%) Amazon S3
13 121 (1.87%) SaaS
14 114 (1.76%) AWS CloudFormation
15 91 (1.41%) PaaS
16 86 (1.33%) GitHub
17 81 (1.25%) Amazon SQS
18 63 (0.97%) IaaS
19 38 (0.59%) Apigee
20 35 (0.54%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 161 (2.49%) Firewall
2 77 (1.19%) DNS
3 67 (1.04%) TCP/IP
4 57 (0.88%) WAN
5 54 (0.84%) Skype
6 53 (0.82%) LAN
6 53 (0.82%) SSL
7 45 (0.70%) Cisco Nexus
8 42 (0.65%) HTTP
8 42 (0.65%) Network Security
9 40 (0.62%) Internet
10 38 (0.59%) VPN
11 34 (0.53%) Intranet
12 33 (0.51%) HTTPS
13 31 (0.48%) SAN
14 25 (0.39%) Wireless
15 23 (0.36%) BGP
15 23 (0.36%) NetScaler
15 23 (0.36%) VLAN
16 22 (0.34%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 537 (8.31%) SQL Server
2 238 (3.68%) Data Warehouse
3 193 (2.99%) Power BI
4 178 (2.75%) Relational Database
5 170 (2.63%) Big Data
6 157 (2.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 148 (2.29%) Amazon RDS
8 141 (2.18%) NoSQL
9 139 (2.15%) MySQL
9 139 (2.15%) PostgreSQL
10 135 (2.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 133 (2.06%) Amazon Redshift
12 107 (1.66%) MongoDB
13 102 (1.58%) Oracle Database
14 85 (1.31%) Hadoop
15 77 (1.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 71 (1.10%) RDBMS
17 64 (0.99%) Redis
18 63 (0.97%) Oracle Reports
19 59 (0.91%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 375 (5.80%) Jenkins
2 342 (5.29%) JIRA
3 295 (4.56%) Git (software)
4 123 (1.90%) Artifactory
5 104 (1.61%) Maven
5 104 (1.61%) RStudio
6 97 (1.50%) Selenium
7 81 (1.25%) JUnit
8 74 (1.14%) GitLab
9 71 (1.10%) Cucumber
10 59 (0.91%) Team Foundation Server
11 57 (0.88%) TeamCity
12 51 (0.79%) Visual Studio
13 49 (0.76%) Visual Studio Team System
14 38 (0.59%) Sonatype Nexus
15 36 (0.56%) Gradle
16 34 (0.53%) Bitbucket
16 34 (0.53%) Subversion
17 32 (0.50%) Octopus Deploy
18 27 (0.42%) SoapUI
General
1 1,189 (18.39%) Banking
2 613 (9.48%) Front Office
3 367 (5.68%) Public Sector
4 359 (5.55%) Investment Banking
5 353 (5.46%) Telecoms
6 329 (5.09%) Marketing
7 308 (4.76%) Manufacturing
8 223 (3.45%) Electronics
9 185 (2.86%) Financial Institution
10 176 (2.72%) Legal
11 167 (2.58%) Retail
12 145 (2.24%) Back Office
13 79 (1.22%) Law
14 74 (1.14%) General Ledger
15 62 (0.96%) Retail Banking
16 58 (0.90%) Billing
17 36 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
18 29 (0.45%) Publishing
19 26 (0.40%) Advertising
20 22 (0.34%) Games
Job Titles
1 1,757 (27.18%) Developer
2 983 (15.21%) Analyst
3 489 (7.56%) Project Manager
4 486 (7.52%) Java Developer
5 474 (7.33%) Architect
6 417 (6.45%) Business Analyst
7 379 (5.86%) Consultant
8 297 (4.59%) AWS Engineer
9 246 (3.81%) AWS Developer
10 226 (3.50%) Senior Developer
11 221 (3.42%) Python Developer
12 181 (2.80%) C# Developer
12 181 (2.80%) SQL Developer
13 178 (2.75%) Software Engineer
14 177 (2.74%) .NET Developer
15 170 (2.63%) DevOps Engineer
16 169 (2.61%) Solutions Architect
17 159 (2.46%) Financial Analyst
18 135 (2.09%) Developer/Software Engineer
18 135 (2.09%) Python Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 632 (9.78%) Web Services
2 508 (7.86%) .NET
3 405 (6.27%) AngularJS
3 405 (6.27%) React
4 246 (3.81%) Spring
5 242 (3.74%) HTML
6 232 (3.59%) CSS
7 206 (3.19%) REST
8 186 (2.88%) ASP.NET
9 184 (2.85%) Node.js
10 173 (2.68%) Vue.js
11 145 (2.24%) .NET Core
11 145 (2.24%) XML
12 144 (2.23%) Middleware
13 138 (2.13%) RESTful
14 136 (2.10%) Spring Boot
15 130 (2.01%) J2EE
16 123 (1.90%) Kafka
17 121 (1.87%) SOAP
18 103 (1.59%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 541 (8.37%) Analytical Skills
2 449 (6.95%) Fixed Income
3 388 (6.00%) Derivative
4 357 (5.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 327 (5.06%) Hedge funds
6 312 (4.83%) Equities
7 221 (3.42%) User Experience
8 214 (3.31%) Greenfield Project
9 201 (3.11%) Management Information System
10 130 (2.01%) Data Centre
11 100 (1.55%) Self-Motivation
12 79 (1.22%) Mobile App
13 76 (1.18%) Credit Risk
14 73 (1.13%) Data Structures
15 71 (1.10%) Virtual Team
16 63 (0.97%) Reference Data
17 59 (0.91%) Enterprise Software
18 55 (0.85%) Algorithms
19 54 (0.84%) Public Cloud
20 51 (0.79%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 429 (6.64%) Windows
2 333 (5.15%) Linux
3 180 (2.78%) Unix
4 137 (2.12%) Windows 10
5 104 (1.61%) Windows Server
6 85 (1.31%) Android
7 72 (1.11%) Windows 7
8 69 (1.07%) Apple iOS
9 64 (0.99%) Windows Server 2012
10 63 (0.97%) Windows Server 2016
11 51 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 49 (0.76%) Windows Server 2008
13 25 (0.39%) Solaris
14 19 (0.29%) Oracle Linux
15 11 (0.17%) AIX
16 10 (0.15%) Mac OS X
17 9 (0.14%) VMS
18 8 (0.12%) Windows Server 2003
19 6 (0.093%) Mac OS
20 5 (0.077%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,899 (29.38%) Agile Software Development
2 812 (12.56%) DevOps
3 649 (10.04%) Change Management
4 614 (9.50%) Business Intelligence
5 587 (9.08%) Project Management
6 581 (8.99%) Migration
7 557 (8.62%) Software Engineering
8 546 (8.45%) Asset Management
9 541 (8.37%) Stakeholder Management
10 509 (7.87%) Problem-Solving
11 505 (7.81%) Microservices
12 436 (6.75%) Analytics
13 433 (6.70%) Scrum
14 380 (5.88%) Digital Transformation Programme
15 365 (5.65%) Programme Management
16 361 (5.58%) Test Automation
17 358 (5.54%) Project Delivery
18 355 (5.49%) ERP
19 345 (5.34%) Decision-Making
20 327 (5.06%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 1,143 (17.68%) Java
2 1,062 (16.43%) SQL
3 882 (13.64%) Python
4 641 (9.92%) JavaScript
5 524 (8.11%) C#
6 166 (2.57%) R
7 147 (2.27%) PowerShell
8 142 (2.20%) Java 8
9 138 (2.13%) C++
10 124 (1.92%) T-SQL
11 118 (1.83%) C
12 111 (1.72%) TypeScript
13 101 (1.56%) VBA
14 82 (1.27%) Bash Shell
15 77 (1.19%) Scala
16 73 (1.13%) Kotlin
17 72 (1.11%) PL/SQL
18 65 (1.01%) Shell Script
19 55 (0.85%) Go
20 53 (0.82%) VB
Qualifications
1 431 (6.67%) Degree
2 324 (5.01%) Security Cleared
3 248 (3.84%) SC Cleared
4 83 (1.28%) Cisco Certification
5 82 (1.27%) Computer Science Degree
6 73 (1.13%) DV Cleared
7 72 (1.11%) CISSP
8 61 (0.94%) CCNP
9 52 (0.80%) PMP
10 50 (0.77%) CISM
11 49 (0.76%) PMI Certification
12 41 (0.63%) CIMA
12 41 (0.63%) Microsoft Certification
13 39 (0.60%) ACCA
14 37 (0.57%) CISA
14 37 (0.57%) ISEB
14 37 (0.57%) Master's Degree
15 32 (0.50%) CCIE
16 31 (0.48%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 30 (0.46%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 231 (3.57%) QA
2 141 (2.18%) PMO
3 95 (1.47%) SLA
4 93 (1.44%) Data Quality
5 74 (1.14%) GDPR
6 52 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 49 (0.76%) IFRS
8 34 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 30 (0.46%) Solvency II
10 29 (0.45%) PCI DSS
11 23 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 23 (0.36%) NIST
12 21 (0.32%) PSD2
13 16 (0.25%) Basel III
14 15 (0.23%) MiFID
15 12 (0.19%) COBIT
16 10 (0.15%) Disclosure Scotland
17 9 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
18 8 (0.12%) GAAP
18 8 (0.12%) ITGC
System Software
1 420 (6.50%) Docker
2 218 (3.37%) Active Directory
3 83 (1.28%) VMware Infrastructure
4 45 (0.70%) XenApp
5 33 (0.51%) XenDesktop
6 30 (0.46%) Oracle RAC
7 29 (0.45%) VMware ESXi
8 25 (0.39%) vSphere
9 22 (0.34%) Microsoft App-V
10 20 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
11 16 (0.25%) HDFS
12 15 (0.23%) Hyper-V
13 8 (0.12%) RACF
13 8 (0.12%) Virtual Desktop
13 8 (0.12%) VMware NSX
14 6 (0.093%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
14 6 (0.093%) Citrix Hypervisor
15 5 (0.077%) NFS
15 5 (0.077%) VirtualBox
16 4 (0.062%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 428 (6.62%) Kubernetes
2 285 (4.41%) Terraform
3 234 (3.62%) Ansible
4 82 (1.27%) Puppet
5 61 (0.94%) SCCM
6 60 (0.93%) Opscode Chef
7 33 (0.51%) Microsoft Intune
8 28 (0.43%) Prometheus
9 24 (0.37%) Single Sign-On
10 17 (0.26%) Data Guard
11 15 (0.23%) HP Quality Center
12 14 (0.22%) vRealize
13 13 (0.20%) Grafana
14 12 (0.19%) Oracle RMAN
15 11 (0.17%) Cisco CUCM
15 11 (0.17%) McAfee ePO
15 11 (0.17%) Zipkin
16 10 (0.15%) Kibana
16 10 (0.15%) SCOM
16 10 (0.15%) WSUS
Vendors
1 706 (10.92%) Microsoft
2 677 (10.47%) Oracle
3 559 (8.65%) SAP
4 255 (3.94%) Google
5 163 (2.52%) Cisco
6 144 (2.23%) VMware
7 109 (1.69%) Tableau
8 98 (1.52%) Citrix
9 83 (1.28%) Bloomberg
10 76 (1.18%) Salesforce.com
11 73 (1.13%) IBM
12 68 (1.05%) Splunk
13 64 (0.99%) Red Hat
14 58 (0.90%) Sybase
15 51 (0.79%) Adobe
16 48 (0.74%) Talend
17 47 (0.73%) MuleSoft
18 44 (0.68%) Informatica
18 44 (0.68%) ServiceNow
19 40 (0.62%) Workday